Sunday, April 22, 2012

Water Puppets & Secret Desires

Behind the shadow screen at Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company's Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. I met the lead puppet maker and some of the other artists there, who gave me a book and DVD based on a Shadow Theatre play they did, Shadow of Love.

Here I am playing with a Vietnamese water puppet. It's a wood carved puppet controlled by a Bamboo with string and simple levers. The museum's collection was quite extensive. Below are a couple snapshots from the signs in the exhibit on ugly puppets. I was struck by the Drama Therapy sounding descriptions.

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